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pure pop radio radioPure Pop Radio’s Melodic Pop Stream Ends on August 25

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Twenty-three years after the start of Pure Pop Radio as a weekly program at Fairfax, Virginia cable radio station WEBR (then WCXS), the Internet’s premiere mix of melodic pop songs from across the decades is calling it a day.

august 25 graphicThis Saturday, August 25, Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio will stream its last set of melodic pop jewels. Through to the last strains of the very last song aired–one of 12,000 added to the station’s playlist since 2013–the bedrocks of the station’s mission will be heard. Melody, harmony, and hooks will be enjoyed, and smiles on the faces of listeners will be logged.

nick piunti temporary high album coverLJX115 David Myhr - Lucky DayIn addition to the latest sounds from (deep breath!) Fernando Perdomo, the Turnback, the Jangle Band, Azwel, Scott Brookman, Lannie Flowers, Danny Wilkerson, McPherson Grant, Optiganally Yours, Jeff Whalen, George Usher and Lisa Burns, Michael Slawter, Jeffrey Foskett and Jeff Larson, Sean Solo, Miami Dan and the Hayes Street Band, Tony Valentino, Deep Six, Nick Piunti, Bubble Gum Orchestra, the Crushing Violets, David Myhr, Michael Carpenter, the Weeklings, Poppermost, William Duke, Caddy, My Little Brother and Farrington (big exhale!), we’re playing, from our exhaustive archives, songs from…

bob of the pops front coverchris von sneidern sight and sound album cover…the Orange Humble Band, Timmy Sean, Bob of the Pops, Garfield’s Birthday, the Kennedys, Larry O. Dean, the Orange Peels, B and Not B, Pugwash, the Corner Laughers, Bill Lloyd, Phyllis Johnson, Pop 4, Gleeson, the Del Zorros, Parthenon Huxley, the Nines, All Day Sucker, Chris Brown, Ed James, Einstein’s Sister, Jamie and Steve, the Spongetones, Mitch Linker, Pop is Art, Cirrone, Longplayer, Tamas Wells, Winterpills, Wondermints, Chris Von Sneidern, Brandon Schott, Gary Ritchie, Blossom Toes, Harpers Bizarre, P.F. Sloan, the Association, the Bee Gees, the Beach Boys, and the Beatles…

…to name but a few!

We’re beaming to your Internet radio receptacle 24 hours a day until late this Saturday, August 25. It’s been an honor and a great pleasure serving you with the greatest pop music in the universe. Since that first day sitting at that board in that radio studio with just a stack of music and my wits, I’ve enjoyed every minute, and I hope you have too.

Next week, new content will begin appearing here on the Pure Pop Radio website. We start with a 40th anniversary celebration of a classic album from one of melodic pop music’s greatest artists, and move on to reviews and more features from there.

Don’t miss a minute!

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day (until August 25). Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!
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The Latest Hits! Pure Pop Radio is Your Home for the Greatest Pure, Melodic Pop (until August 25)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

pure pop radio radioThe latest and greatest pure, melodic pop hits are streaming on Pure Pop Radio, but hurry–you have only until August 25 to bop to the catchiest beats in town!

the turnback new album cover august 2018What’s new and now playing in rotation on Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio? “California Moon,” Fernando Perdomo’s new single, featuring Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense), is top of the pops, as are four standout, propulsive tunes from the Turnback’s soon-to-be-released album, Spinning the Earth in Reverse.

coverSpeaking of spinning, the Jangle Band’s new single, featuring the Byrdsian “The Guy Who Used to Care,” is playing in hot rotation, as are new songs from Azwel’s latest long player, Phantasmagoria, and new releases from Scott Brookman, Yani Martinelli and Friends; Lannie Flowers (another in his growing line of free songs being released prior to Lannie’s new album coming due in the fall); and McPherson Grant, whose debut album features the Klaatu-ish tune “The Marvelous and Mysterious Adventures of Sir Ollie and His Ox,” supported percussively by Klaatu’s Terry Draper.

wilkerson album coverNew songs from Optiganally Yours, Tsar’s Jeff Whalen, George Usher and Lisa Burns, Michael Slawter, Jeffrey Foskett and Jeff Larson, Sean Solo, Miami Dan and the Hayes Street Band, Farrington, Wilkerson, Tony Valentino, and many more of your favorite artists are also being featured in these last 11 days of broadcasting.

Remember that we will be active as active can be here on the Pure Pop Radio website, even though Pure Pop Radio will be going off the air on August 25. So fire up your Internet radio receptacle, groove to the pop tunes, and we’ll see you on the air.

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day (until August 25). Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

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Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio Goes Off the Air on August 25

* Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Also Goes Off the Air; Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Moves to the Pure Pop Radio Website *

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alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

The good news? The Pure Pop Radio website will continue to put the spotlight on the greatest melodic pop music in the universe with in-depth reviews, features and occasional, new episodes of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

The bad news? Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio will stream its last set of catchy melodic pop music on August 25, owing to my ongoing health issues that have become more prevalent over the past year. Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show has already stopped broadcasting.

pop tunes disc smallThe decision to take Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio and the Pop Tunes Deejay Show off the air was a difficult one; I have been broadcasting various forms of Pure Pop Radio on and off for 23 years. I had hoped to continue broadcasting for a long time to come but, sadly, my health issues have come between me and that possibility.

klaatu sir army suit coverI will now be concentrating on writing reviews and features here on the Pure Pop Radio website. Soon, I will be presenting a multipart salute to Klaatu’s classic Sir Army Suit album, which was released 40 years ago this month. You’ll be treated to in-depth audio interviews with the band members, who talk about Sir Army Suit and three of their favorite Klaatu tracks from across the band’s catalog. Plus, I will take a long look at Sir Army Suit in an extensive review.

More on the upcoming Klaatu coverage soon.

I appreciate all of your support for Pure Pop Radio throughout the years. I hope you will continue to stick around for all that is to come across these pages.

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day (until August 25). Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

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